being God´s seeds
Hamburg International Church
Weekend Retreat
Lake Plön
May 3rd – May 5th 2019
For the sixth year we are delighted to welcome you to a wonderfully refreshing, family-friendly weekend retreat, an annual event that is becoming one of the highlights of the year at HIC!
Join us at beautiful Lake Plön just an hour north of Hamburg to enjoy spending time in fellowship together while learning more about our awesome God and Creator.
Spend time enjoying the beautiful area and the many facilities on site, including woodland and lake shore walks, swimming, sailing and lots of sports (football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, darts, table football, air hockey, snooker).
There is also an inside and outside play area for younger children, as well as a small sandy beach at the lake.
Plön is easily accessible by train from Hamburg. Please fill in the Transport box when registering and you will be provided with train times & info about lifts nearer the time.
We are delighted to welcome Yvette Hovsepian Bearce to lead the teaching sessions this year.    
Armenian born, Yvette was raised in Iraq, came as a refugee to Germany in the early eighties and moved to the US where she became an advisor on Middle East affairs to President Obama. Now she is back in Germany serving the United Methodist as the director of the Department of International and Migrant Churches.

“Being God’s seeds” is the heading of our various approaches to find out what is our task, when it comes to spreading the Gospel and to becoming a flourishing member in God’s colourful garden. 
Provisional Schedule
(All sessions are optional)
Friday May 3
  • Check in from 5pm
  • Evening meal 6pm – 7pm
  • Evening session 7.15pm 
  • Free time around the campfire

Saturday May 4

  • Breakfast Buffet 7.30 – 9.15am
  • Morning session 9.30am
  • Tea/Coffee break 10.30am
  • Session 11am
  • Lunch 12.30pm
  • Free time 1 – 6pm
  • Dinner 6pm – 7pm
  • Family Fun!
  • Praise & Worship night
Sunday May 5
  • Breakfast Buffet 7.30 – 9.30am
  • Worship/Final Session 10am
  • Departure from 12pm
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Payment details The price is kept as low as possible to enable everyone to come. Please don’t expect 5* luxury, but clean, ensuite accommodation & simple buffet style meals. The price includes full board accommodation (for 2 nights) and all meals from Friday evening dinner to Sunday breakfast.

 €118 per person (single room) 
 €98 per person / €51 for children aged 3-5 years old (double room) 
 €78 per person / €41 for children aged 3-5 years old (family or group room)
Under 3yrs free.
A scholarship fund is available so please apply as needed. (Please see Pastor Edgar)
If you would like to sponsor a place for someone who may not otherwise be able to come, thank you! 
Account details:
Hmb Intern. Congregation
Bank: Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa)
IBAN: DE13 2005 0550 1225 1209 53
Reference: Retreat
Full payment please by April 26th. Thank you!
What to pack?
Linens are provided but please remember your towels.
Bring comfortable, casual clothes and footwear.
Bring a Bible and something to make notes with.
Come expecting great things! Bring an expectant heart for God!
Ev. Jugend-,Freizeit- und Bildungsstätte Koppelsberg, Koppelsberg 12,
24306 Plön 
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